Energy, Climate and the Environment

Energy Security in Europe

Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges

Editors: Szulecki, Kacper (Ed.)

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    • Presents a theoretically grounded analysis of how energy becomes a security issue in various energy sectors and in different countries
    • Explores important and under-researched issues of energy security outside of the usual oil and gas nexus, such as electricity
    • Questions whether energy governance by the European Union has changed since the Ukraine Crisis that began in 2014
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          About this book

          This edited collection highlights the different meanings that have been attached to the notion of energy security and how it is taken to refer to different objects. Official policy definitions of energy security are broadly similar across countries and emphasize the reliability and affordability of access to sufficient energy resources for a community to uphold its normal economic and social functions. However, perceptions of energy security vary between states causing different actions to be taken, both in international relations and in domestic politics.

          Energy Security in Europe moves the policy debates on energy security beyond a consideration of its seemingly objective nature. It also provides a series of contributions that shed light on the conditions under which similar material factors are met with very different energy security policies and divergent discourses across Europe. Furthermore, it problematizes established notions prevalent in energy security studies, such as whether energy security is ‘geopolitical’, and an element of high politics, or purely ‘economic’, and should be left for the markets to regulate.

          This book will be of particular relevance to students and academics in the fields of energy studies and political science seeking to understand the divergence in perspectives and understandings of energy security challenges between EU member states and in multilateral relationships between the EU as a whole.


          About the authors

          Kacper Szulecki is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway.

          Table of contents (12 chapters)

          Table of contents (12 chapters)
          • The Multiple Faces of Energy Security: An Introduction

            Szulecki, Kacper

            Pages 1-29

          • Energy Securitisation: Applying the Copenhagen School’s Framework to Energy

            Heinrich, Andreas (et al.)

            Pages 33-59

          • Securitisation in the Gas Sector: Energy Security Debates Concerning the Example of the Nord Stream Pipeline

            Heinrich, Andreas

            Pages 61-91

          • Politics and Knowledge Production: Between Securitisation and Riskification of the Shale Gas Issue in Poland and Germany

            Lis, Aleksandra

            Pages 93-115

          • Energy Security and Energy Transition: Securitisation in the Electricity Sector

            Szulecki, Kacper (et al.)

            Pages 117-148

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          Bibliographic Information

          Bibliographic Information
          Book Title
          Energy Security in Europe
          Book Subtitle
          Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges
          Editors
          • Kacper Szulecki
          Series Title
          Energy, Climate and the Environment
          Copyright
          2018
          Publisher
          Palgrave Macmillan
          Copyright Holder
          The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
          eBook ISBN
          978-3-319-64964-1
          DOI
          10.1007/978-3-319-64964-1
          Hardcover ISBN
          978-3-319-64963-4
          Softcover ISBN
          978-3-319-87912-3
          Edition Number
          1
          Number of Pages
          XV, 351
          Number of Illustrations
          2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
          Topics